Just my opinion, and speaking purely about aesthetics, I like the way the Galaxy line of phones look since the S3. Dare I say the design is becoming iconic, and catapulted the Galaxy devices to the top of the smart phone food chain. So what is Samsung looking to do/gain by changing/shuffling their lead designer: http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/07/samsung-replaces-mobile-design-chief/ I hope this shuffle doesn't dramatically change the Galaxy's design language. I like the oval home button quite a bit. Also the SD card and removeable battery. Maybe the praise of the M8 has gotten under Samsung's skin.